Russia: No more money for Saint Petersburg?
The most shameful project of 2018 World Cup won’t get any more money from the federal budget – prime minister Medvedev announced. He slams the construction pace and cost, calling Gazprom-Arena a disgrace.
Russia: Krasnodar didn’t want restaurants and pubs inside their 2018 stadium
In an interview with “Construction IQ” HKS principal Paul Hyett explains the ideas behind World Cup stadium for Krasnodar. Interestingly, investors didn’t want extensive commercial infrastructure, just like they disapproved of parking lots surrounding the ground.
New design: Yekaterinburg – practical instead of monumental
Initial vision was very impressive and spectacular. New one seems the very opposite. But maybe replacing fireworks with practical ideas will be the key to be selected by FIFA to host 2018 World Cup?
Russia: Chaos in St. Petersburg – work stopped, costs rising
At this point Russia’s most expensive stadium may be close to becoming world’s most costly as well. And it’s not final as work is stopped, designers didn’t finish their job and parts of the structure may need dismantling.
New construction: Stadion Yubileyniy Saransk
Their local team just earned promotion to the Premier League, not mentioning the upcoming 2018 World Cup. Saransk is doing a whole lot for the city of its modest size. FIFA has just visited and admires progress made. Now we can as well.
Warsaw: Largest game of that kind
Euros have already been played at stadiums with roof covering the pitch. But never before was the attendance as high as in Warsaw’s opening game of Euro 2012. Crowd yesterday stood at 56,826 people.